Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM MST

Home: Edmonton         Away: Calgary


Rogers Place

10220 104th Ave

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6





Manuel Escoto’s Story

Mother and Son dance during
Manuel’s wedding

Like many people, nineteen-year-old Manuel was unaware of what chronic kidney disease was — the symptoms, or treatments. This all changed on January 1, 2006 when Manuel started feeling ‘off,’ went to the University of Alberta hospital, and was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure at the age of 19.


As his kidney function was below 10%, he was placed on dialysis immediately.
The doctor gave Manuel and his parents a brief overview about what dialysis was and told him he would be placed on the transplant list.

On September 4th, 2007, Manuel’s mother, Maria, became his real-life superhero when she donated her kidney to her “little Manuelito”. This successful transplantation also marked the 2000th kidney transplant in the Capital Health program.


At the time, Maria said, I was never scared…when they told me the kidney matched, I was so happy…I give my kidney to you with all my heart.”  Manuel is forever grateful she did.


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Don & Blue, his white Bull Terrier.

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